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Kilfinan House

Kilfinan, Argyll and Bute
Sleeps 18
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms 3
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 3
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Luxury
Family friendly
Spa Facilities
Four Poster
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Restored 19th-century Country Manse close to sandy beaches
  • Fantastic garden with a hot tub and croquet lawn
  • Games barn within the grounds
  • Indoor sauna – perfect for recovering from days out walking
  • Kayaking available nearby
  • Outstanding walking for all abilities close by
Property code: CA193

An elegant country house near Loch Fyne, perfectly placed for exploring the Cowal Peninsula and ideal for active family gatherings.  Due to the covid virus the house is happy to welcome parties of 6 during October, November and December 2020 (excluding festive dates) at a reduced rent. 

 

This imposing home was originally built as a clergy house for the nearby village church in the early 19th century. The house has been beautifully restored by its current owner, an architect, and it makes the perfect countryside home-from-home. The property has fantastic facilities for adults and children alike, with spacious grounds. Around a mile from the shores of Loch Fyne, it makes a brilliant base for sporty holidays, with great kayaking, walking and cycling all within easy reach.

Step inside and you'll find a large open-plan kitchen/diner with stone walls and an oak dining table seating up to 15; it's a fantastic social cooking and dining space. Doors open out onto the spacious conservatory. The kitchen area has three fridge/freezers, a dishwasher, a large electric oven and a halogen hob. There is a separate laundry room. The games room makes a great place to hang out after dinner, and there is a ladder to a mezzanine snug where you can curl up undisturbed with a good book. The sauna is also on the ground floor. On the first floor is the large living room, double aspect with a choice of cosy sofas, a wood burner and a balcony. There are seven bedrooms in total. On the ground floor is a four-poster room with en-suite. On the first floor, a king-size four-poster room and a king-size, with a family bathroom. And on the second floor is a king-size room with a day bed, a king-size room with bunk beds and a bunk room with an extra child's bed. There is a further bunk bedroom with two sets of bunk beds offering great chill out space which is separate from the main house.

Outside, there is ample space to socialise and for the childen to play. There is a terraced seating area and a large lawn to the front, and a walled patio garden to the back. This garden has a hot tub, trampoline, charcoal BBQ, croquet lawn and climbing frame with swings. There is also a games room in the barn. There is plenty of parking.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

Please note there is a refundable £400 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 7 bedrooms – 1 king-size with en-suite, 2 king-size, 1 king-size with day-bed, 1 king-size with bunk beds, 1 bunk bedroom with additional child’s day-bed and 1 bunk bedroom with two sets of bunk beds (please note this room is separate from the main house)
  • 3 bathrooms – 1 shower room, 1 accessible shower room, 1 bathroom with separate shower and 1 WC
  • 3 fridge/freezers, dishwasher, tumble dryer, electric oven and grill, microwave, washing machine
  • 2 TVs with Freeview, DVD player, music system, iPod docks
  • 2 highchairs and 2 travel cots available
  • 2 wood burners - starter pack of fuel provided
  • Mezzanine snug area is accessed by ladder-style staircase - children must be supervised at all times
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Large front garden with lawn and terraced seating area. Walled rear garden with patio, decking, croquet lawn, 14ft trampoline and children’s swings & climbing frame
  • Hot tub and sauna (the owner reserves the right the to charge for energy)
  • Games barn with mini pool table, table football and table tennis
  • Please note that mobile signal is limited in the house
  • Charcoal BBQ (fuel not provided)
  • Private water supply – UV tested/filtered
  • 3 dogs welcome
  • Pub and shop within 0.5 miles
  • Ground floor wheelchair access
  • Payphone
  • Special pricing for smaller parties (please call for further details)
  • Bookings involving a celebration are subject to pay an increased security deposit amount - please advise at time of booking for further information

Enjoying an idyllic location on the Cowal Peninsula – also known as Argyll's Secret Coast – this wonderful property is an ideal base for exploring the west coast of Scotland. With spectacular walks right from the doorstep, there are opportunities to explore the area's wealth of winding rivers, tranquil lochs, rugged hills and mysterious woodlands.

The popular Kilfinan Hotel is just opposite the property and offers a bar, lounge and restaurant, and is a popular venue for celebrations including weddings and Hogmanay. The beautiful sandy Kilfinan Bay is just a mile from the house and looks out onto the stunning Loch Fyne. Kilfinan is also home to a church dating back to the 13th century, and is an ideal spot for exploring the region's ancient history. The remains of Ascog Castle (8 miles) are nearby, or you could head to the picturesque coastal village of Portavadie (8.5 miles) which is home to a marina and Wilder Ways, which offers pony-trekking.

The pretty village of Tighnabruaich (8.5 miles) has a choice of shops and places to eat, and is known as a great base for rock fishing, cycling and yachting. The nearest main town is Dunoon (25 miles) which has a variety of great shops, pubs and restaurants as well as a cinema and leisure centre.

Carol Gall

This property is personally managed by Carol.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 3 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Frank 1st August 2020

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Reviewed by Alison 25th July 2020

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This is a great place for a family - trampoline,snooker,pingpong,. Lots of space and lovely places to visit nearby. We had a great week

Reviewed by Archie 26th October 2019

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A wonderful large old house in a beautiful location ideal for large groups with children.

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